- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 15 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Spicy Globe Basil or Ocimum basilicum is easy to grow and provides a distinctive, pungent flavor to foods. The compact growth habit makes this basil plant well suited to small gardens, window boxes, or containers. Upright stems feature densely packed leaves and create a mounded look. Its small leaves stand out in Italian cooking and can be used fresh or dried. Harvest the leaves at any time during the growing season.
Spicy Globe Basil Plant Care
Plant Spicy Globe Basil outdoors after there is no longer a chance of frost. Space plants 12 to 15 inches apart. This plant needs full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Flowers emerge in late summer, but you can pinch the flowers off to encourage more foliage growth.
Growing Spicy Globe Basil Plant
As with most herbs, Spicy Globe Basil leaves can be picked anytime. This plant naturally maintains a small size, and mature plants reach 12 to 15 inches tall and wide. Cold temperatures are a problem for this plant, which is commonly grown annually. Bring the Spicy Globe Basil Plant indoors in the fall to continue to grow as a houseplant.
The dense, leafy form makes this basil plant a wonderful addition to a garden with limited space or an excellent container plant. Use an 8- to 10-inch container with drainage.
Watering Spicy Globe Basil Plant
Water new plants and container plants daily. Established plants in the ground need deep watering when the top couple of inches of soil are dry.
Feeding Spicy Globe Basil Plant
A layer of organic mulch will support the plant and retain moisture. Use a balanced plant food every few weeks to boost growth.
Spicy Globe Basil Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 15 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant|
|Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Spicy Globe Basil Plant|
|Other Name(s): Spicy Globe Basil|
|Scientific Name: Ocimum b. 'Spicy Globe' - Basil|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.